Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Southern California
Carbon in planted tank?
I might have just wasted another $35 buying carbon, thinking it will clear water for my planted aquarium ..
Problem #1: The water is extremely yellow- more like copper-colored. New aquarium, set up a week ago. The substrate I used is a a layer of peat moss with aquarium sand over it. I don't know if this color is from the dissolving peat .. some peat has surfaced and is sitting on the top layer of sand. How do I remove the colored water?
Problem #2: I thought carbon would remove the color, so bought it for $35 and stuck the bag in the filter. So far, it hasn't removed any color. (2 days) And I already have plants in there.. and just now heard that carbon is bad for planted tank. Is this true? I plan on moderate-high light plants that need nutrients, like dwarf hairgrass and baby tears. What do I do? If I take it out, where/how do I save it?